NCS Youth Team Leader Brentford FC Community Sports Trust Brentford TW8

  • Temporary contract
  • Brentford TW8
  • 12 - £14 £ / Hour

Brentford FC Community Sports Trust

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  • £12 – £14 an hour

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  • Temporary contract

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  • Weekend availability
  • Monday to Friday


Brentford TW8

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Job Title: NCS Youth Team Leader

Department: Youth and Employability

Location: Ealing, and Hounslow, and surrounding areas Richmond, Kingston & Hillingdon,

Reports to: Coordinator, Programme Lead, Senior Manager

Salary: £12 -£14 hourly depending on experience

Role Length: Option 1: Seasonal work May – September
Option 2: Sessional – ongoing

Closing Date: 28th April 2024

Brentford FC Community Sports Trust

With community work spanning three decades, Brentford FC Community Sports Trust has established itself as a pioneering organisation for the local community. It uses the power of sport to educate, motivate and inspire people from all walks of life.

Working in partnership with Brentford FC, the Trust offers a portfolio of programmes in education, health, sports participation and community engagement. The Trust has won the ‘Football League Community Club of the Year’ award four times and now employs more than 100 members of staff. The Trust is forecasting further significant expansion over the next two years following its appointment as a key partner in the redevelopment of Gunnersbury Park [as a sports hub], and its move to new, larger, purpose-built premises directly adjacent to the new Brentford FC 17,500 capacity stadium near Kew Bridge in 2021.

Inclusion Statement

Brentford FCCST is an organisation which values and is passionate about diversity and inclusivity. Whilst our recruitment decisions are always based on merit and suitability, we welcome and encourage applications from qualified candidates, including those from underrepresented groups – such as those from ethnically diverse backgrounds, women, those from the LGBTQ+ community and those with disabilities.

Safeguarding Statement

Brentford FCCST is committed to equality, the safeguarding and welfare of all children and adults at risk. This responsibility is shared by all staff and volunteers at the club, safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. Staff will be required to undertake regular safeguarding training to enable and reinforce a proactive approach to safeguarding. This role requires the post holder to apply all relevant policies and uphold the club’s commitment to safeguarding vulnerable people to ensure a safe environment for all. This includes the timely reporting of any safeguarding concern to the safeguarding team.

General Trust Accountabilities

  • To ensure compliance with all relevant policies, including health and safety and safeguarding policies
  • To ensure compliance with all relevant legal, regulatory, ethical and social requirements
  • To build and maintain good working relationships both internally and externally, maintaining a professional image at all times when representing Brentford FC Community Sports Trust
  • To keep confidential any information gained regarding the Trust and its personnel
  • To maintain a flexible approach to work at all times


The Youth and Employability Department

The Youth and Employability department provides informal learning and engagement opportunities for young people to build and develop essential life skills to support their transition to adulthood, engagement in their local community, and employability skills for the world of work.

We believe in high-quality provision that makes a difference in young people’s lives; we offer a variety of personal, social, and educational opportunities for young people to engage, in both group and 1:1 sessions. Our work includes residentials, weekly groups, short courses/projects, PSHE-style activities, holiday programmes, training opportunities, volunteering & social action, work-ready programmes and industry days.

We work closely with key stakeholders such as schools, charities, local authorities, and national services to both gain access to young people as well as give young people different networks, opportunities, and experiences.

Our work is based on key youth work values; We seek to build effective relationships with young people based on mutual respect and valuing individuality. Our provision is inclusive and non-judgemental with the aims to get young people to express themselves, develop their skills and attitudes and empower them to make positive decisions and choices for their future. We work with young people rather than for them, seeing them as partners in their development. We promote young people’s voices and opinions in all areas of our work and strive to ensure that youth voice is at the heart of everything we do.

About NCS
NCS is a government-funded programme that brings together young people aged 15-17 year olds and engages them in a unique programme. NCS is designed to empower young people as they transition into young adults, engaging them in activities that challenge, build confidence, and develop skills. More details can be found at

This year our NCS team will be:

  • Taking over 400 young people on community experiences
  • Partnering with over 20 community and professional partners
  • Completing over 6000 hours of social action and volunteering

If you are looking for a fun, rewarding and inspirational summer this is the role for you!

The NCS community programme is made up of 3 experiences delivered locally

Phase 1 Life Skills: The team of young people work together through taking part in exhilarating outdoor challenges and team building activities to bound and develop team work skills.

Phase 2 Social Action: The team will work together using youth voice and community research to make a difference to the community in which they live. They will take part in volunteering and delivering their own social action projects

Phase 3 Employability: This phase is about building and developing new skills and employability. Taking on team challenges designed to promote independence, enterprise and help young people develop skills to support them in the world of work.

Programmes length will vary and will run between Monday to Friday.

Purpose of the role
The NCS Youth Team leader role is key in creating a positive, safe and memorable NCS experience for a team of 15 – 17 year olds. NCS Youth Engagement Workers will lead, inspire and develop a team of up young people through all phases of the NCS programme.

NCS Youth Team Leaders will need to be innovative and think outside the box. They will provide pastoral care, deliver inclusive curriculum sessions and support young people in implementing a social action project.

The role is suitable for a dynamic and confident person who has experience of leading, motivating and supporting groups of young people to successful take part in activity programmes.

Main Responsibilities

1. Lead, inspire and motivate young people through positive and creative sessions and activities.

2. Supervise and take responsibility for pastoral care, and safety needs of the young people are always met.

3. Plan, design, adapt, and deliver assigned curriculum sessions which include reflective learning, facilitating workshops, and youth-led delivery. Ensure sessions are consistent with the project themes and youth work outcomes.

4. Build positive working relationships and support young people to work successfully and impactfully with key partners including community groups, venues and other providers.

5. Encourage young people to develop teamwork, leadership, and communication skills and to reflect on their experiences.

6. Engage and build positive relationships with young people to provide effective support, mentoring and coaching on a one-to-one and group basis where needed.

7. Collaborate with the Coordinators to ensure a united approach to delivering sessions and supporting the team.

8. Be responsible for First Aid on the group and with the group of young people.

9. Support young people with challenging behaviour and ensure our code of conduct is upheld.

10. Ensure all activities and sessions are adapted to include and meet the needs of all team members. Implementing inclusion support plans where necessary.

11. To understand and comply with all policies and procedures in line with Trust and contractual responsibilities including the safeguarding of the young people, GDPR, health and safety and EDI.

12. Support youth volunteers, young leaders and assistant youth workers to work positively with young people and follow Trust policies and procedures.

13. Ensure all administration tasks are completed accurately and within allocated time scales including handling personal data, managing expenses and petty cash, safeguarding reporting and risk assessments.

14. Work closely with the Manager, Coordinators, Youth Workers, Coaches and community partners to support the young people on sessions.

15. Attend regular supervision sessions and compulsory training to enable all duties to be carried out effectively.

16. Work with other BFCCST staff to develop youth voice, youth development programmes and groups, and employability activity across other BFCCST projects.

17. Any other reasonable duties and responsibilities considered appropriate by the Senior Manager

18. Work flexible hours including regular evenings and weekends when require.

Person Specification


  • At least one year experience of delivering positive activities with young people (either in a voluntary or paid capacity).
  • A Safeguarding and First Aid qualification or willingness to complete training.
  • Experience of inspiring and motivating young people from a variety of cultural, economic and social backgrounds.
  • Experience of planning, leading and facilitating both group sessions and 1 to 1 activities.
  • Experience of building a positive rapport and empathy with young people and adults.
  • A proactive and adaptable approach to managing challenging behaviour and supporting young people with inclusion needs.
  • Ability to lead and work collaboratively as part of a team.
  • An awareness of current socio-economic issues and trends which may affect young people in the areas we work in.
  • Strong interpersonal & communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced and demanding environment, responsive to changing situations.
  • Ability to build relationships and work alongside partners (local and voluntary groups)
  • Knowledge of and a commitment to safeguarding, health and safety, equality and diversity and data protection in relation to working in the community and youth work environment
  • A willingness to regularly travel within the allocated work areas.
  • A willingness to work flexible hours as this role will involve evenings and some weekend and commitments.


  • Professional qualifications directly related to working with young people and children
  • Previous experience of NCS as a staff member, volunteer or participant
  • Experience of working in partnership with young people or diverse community organizations to amplify youth voice.
  • Experience of working with stakeholders such as professionals, community groups, schools to create opportunities for young people.
  • Good knowledge of the local area and demographics (Hounslow and neighbouring boroughs)
  • Alternative professional qualifications directly related to working with young people and children in a formal or non-formal setting
  • Ability to adapt curriculum sessions to support young people with additional support needs
  • A full driving license and access to own car.

Key Competencies
1. Leadership
2. Communication
3. Emotional Intelligence
4. Resilience
5. Coaching
6. Decision Making
7. Adaptability

All applicants must demonstrate eligibility to work in the UK.

Closing Date: 28th April 2024

Application Process

If you are interested in applying for more than one of the Casual Worker Youth roles, please select the roles you are interested in within the application form. You do not need to apply for the roles individually.

Please note due to the nature of the roles, applications will be reviewed when they come in.
We will be conducting interview assessments throughout April and May, which will be for half a day ( 2 – 3 hours).

Assessments will be conducted from W/C 8th April.

If you have any questions or to have an informal chat please email


Please note that where appropriate for the role, you will be required to complete additional background checks such as Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks and police checks for any time you have lived or worked outside of the UK in the last 10 years. You can find out more about this at

Please also note that a CV application will not be sufficient. Applications will not be considered where the application form has not been completed in full

This role is a Regulated Activity role – please complete the Declaration of Offences Form


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Ethan Anderson

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